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General Discussion / Re: Cool Video showing our era cars !!!
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:02:56 AM »
That guy still has mud underneath his fingernails!

General Discussion / Re: Cool Video showing our era cars !!!
« on: December 16, 2013, 09:06:19 PM »
Chet,  I enjoyed both.  Wonder what they edited, especially in the scene when they flipped it.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Gas Milage
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:33:00 PM »
Old Man,

That confirms my thoughts.  Put in new plugs this summer and all the old ones were very black.  I'll have to check these plugs next spring.  Currently there is binding somewhere in the carb throttle linkage that prevents it from returning to idle position without a foot assist on the pedal.

15 mpg would be amazing.


General Discussion / Re: Gas Milage
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:21:19 PM »

I got around 10 mpg in 2002.  When I've traveled 100 miles, it's time to stop for fuel.


General Discussion / Re: Upohlstery Project '29 Plymouth Coupe
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:24:28 PM »

I have to laugh, my wife keeps all kinds of stuff in the door pockets of our modern cars, but nary a map.  That would be like finding gloves in a "glove box!"


General Discussion / Re: Upohlstery Project '29 Plymouth Coupe
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:41:11 PM »
In the for what it's worth department, an unrestored '30U 4dr sedan had a pouch on passenger front door and driver's side rear door.  This is as Dave has explained for his '29U.  The style of the pocket is different, however.

Rich,  Great that you are able to work on your interior.  Wish I had the skills.


General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure?
« on: November 21, 2013, 05:09:44 PM »

Thanks for the link.  Written for today, but seems to apply for our cars/tires as well.


I got it.  For me, the wear has been fine, but comfort seems to be elusive.

A Correction to my last pressures should be 32 - 36.  Sorry for any confusion.  I need an editor!


General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure?
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:40:47 AM »
Say Chet and everyone,

Had my winter tires/wheels re-torqued today on daily driver at local tire shop.  I asked about tire pressure for balloon tires and they said to follow what auto manufacturer says, if you know it., otherwise in the 32- 26 (psi) range.  (They have good relation with Coker Tire and do business with many MSRA, Minnesota Street Rod Association, folks.)  He went on to say the max tire pressure should not be exceeded for a maximum load.  This is in line with what I recall from previous discussions, but that was long ago.

Chet, I respect your info, but I haven't had any problems with the lower pressures.  Always willing to learn, though.

Hey SteveG, what issues are you having to prompt the question?  (I'm gettin' old here, bear with me please?)


General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure?
« on: November 17, 2013, 09:53:06 PM »
I go with Instruction Book pressures you noted.

Old Allstates with newer tubes on 19" wood wheels.


General Discussion / Re: Dave's 1929 U Resto project
« on: November 11, 2013, 01:42:30 AM »
Dave, nice going on both fronts.  frank

Once again from the top...

Exterior handles on passenger side.  On the car when purchased; have been re-chromed many years ago.  The lock does work.

(Sorry to forget these previously and apologize for quality)  frank


The first picture is from Crazydave's '29U so I'm pretty sure these are original.  They are size I finally found and installed.
Second is window crank handle, escutcheon, quarter window handle from what I believe is a '30U.  The right most quarter handle was in my car, 29U.
Note the finish should be nickel and not chrome plate.


General Discussion / Re: Hand crank
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:51:50 PM »
Chet is entirely correct.

You do not want to be on the receiving end.  I had mentioned this in a previous thread, which is why I do not use it any more.  Were I intelligent enough to follow the timing instructions, it might be a different story.  I may attempt to enlist Crazydave at a later time for some fine tuning.  My crank was so weathered and pitted it actually broke at a bend.  Had it welded, but another good reason to keep battery well charged and the crank under the seat!  Still, a good tool to have; SD Glenn has a good idea!


General Discussion / Re: Hand crank
« on: November 07, 2013, 04:34:21 PM »

Congrats on your success.  Were you desperate or just seeing if it worked?  LOL


General Discussion / Re: Paint do-over three years later: OT
« on: November 04, 2013, 05:20:54 AM »

Good grief!  That first chip is a heart breaker, as you and many know.  May you not have one for many years and miles!
(I'm still trying to understand small paint dings in my rear fender below the tail light??)


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